• ICH is an ongoing process.

    ICH is an ongoing process.

    The process of inventorying intangible cultural heritage and making those inventories accessible to the public can also encourage creativity and self-respect in the communities and individuals where expressions and practices of intangible cultural heritage originate.
  • Communities must decide

    Communities must decide

    Inventorying cannot happen without the involvement of the communities, groups or individuals whose heritage is to be identified and defined.
  • Communities must decide

    Communities must decide

    Communities may decide, for instance, to indicate who the custodians of certain knowledge are. Providing information about an element of intangible cultural heritage in an inventory makes access to that element easier.

In community museums, the exhibited objects represent (or are part of) an intangible cultural heritage. We propose the creation of a database that integrates an object-oriented inventory with an intangible cultural heritage-oriented inventory.

The contents of the website will be easier to search and access if we place all the cultural heritage (tangible and intangible) in a single database, even though the registration fields are not all the same for these two types of cultural heritage. In addition, an item placed in the database may contain a publication, several image files, a video file or an audio file. Or just one of these elements.

One of the objectives of this initiative is to encourage small community museums to contribute to a global online inventory. To achieve this it is necessary to create a "short version" of inventory, which can be complemented by researchers and other contributors. This "short version" allows you to upload documents (PDF), videos, images and audio in a fast way respecting copyright and ownership of Community holders.